Re: [NTLK] Newton's HWR [WAS: "reclassification"]

From: John Chu <>
Date: Fri Apr 27 2007 - 21:22:27 EDT

On Apr 27, 2007, at 8:37 PM, L.W. Brown wrote:

> Looking at the Newt's "training" screen show a clear bias towards
> Palmer style, tho it is >not< an absolute requirement.
> I believe regularity is actually far more important.

What I found odd though is that the training screen for a capital F
doesn't have anything that looks like what I would call a cursive F.
(Certainly, the Palmer F is not there.) I was surprised to see the
cursive Q though when I got to Q.

BTW, as another data point, I had lots of penmanship drills in grade
school in a variant of Palmer. I was lucky that they didn't hold you
back for a failing penmanship grade on your report card. My
handwriting was so bad that my Dad taught me how to touch type when I
was in 3rd grade. (It hasn't gotten any better.)

But I must be making the letter shapes (and transitions) the Newton
expects because I got terrific handwriting recognition before I told
it which letter forms I use and don't use. (Oddly, the Tablet PC
recognizer isn't better despite being newer technology. In some ways,
it's worse. I haven't done the tests, but the Newton feels more
accurate to me. But that might be because the ways it recovers from
misrecognition are easier for me to use.)

However, I'm not in my 50s. I'm what they used to describe as
Generation X.


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